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On-wafer Device Characterization Measurement Challenges Application Brief

This two page brief shows the challenges of today, and features the benefits of using VectorStar as a solution. P/N: 11410-00689

Application Note pdf 743.8 KB Version: C 19/03/2019

1914.3 (RoE), eCPRI Testing to O-RAN

This Application Note focuses on the xRAN (implemented in O-RAN) network requirements and how to test them.

Application Note pdf 906.1 KB 6/03/2019

Automotive Radar Testing Application Note

This application note reviews frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) signal basics, discusses measurement challenges and solutions, and shows how the Spectrum Master MS2760A Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer can conduct basic FMCW radar testing. P/N: 11410-01095

Application Note pdf 3.2 MB Version: A 18/12/2018

Radio Frequency Coverage Mapping Application Note

The ideal combination for indoor and outdoor, multi-frequency radio coverage mapping measurements. This application note explains how to build and use a radio frequency coverage mapping test system utilizing Anritsu's Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27101A, Vision MX280001A software, and NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A solutions. P/N: 11410-01096

Application Note pdf 1.8 MB Version: B 5/12/2018

Performing Differential Noise Figure Measurements Application Note

In recent years, numerous improvements have been made in noise figure measurements through better algorithmic understanding of the measurements (e.g., [1]-[6]), more sensitive receivers, and less error-prone methods of processing noise power measurements. Anritsu has incorporated a number of these improvements in the single-ended Noise Figure Measurement Option of the VectorStar vector network analyzer (VNA) platform. This application note offers insights in to and examples of performing differential noise figure measurements. P/N: 11410-01094

Application Note pdf 2.8 MB Version: A 4/12/2018

Technique for Improving Low Insertion Loss VNA Measurements Application Note

Vector network analyzers (VNAs) are used to measure the performance of a wide variety of passive and active RF and microwave devices. Passive devices can be less demanding to test than active devices, thus requiring less performance from the VNA. However, one interesting exception to this is the measurement of very low insertion loss passive components such as precision adapters or airlines. These types of devices can present a difficult challenge to characterize because of the desire for very low uncertainties on these small insertion losses. This application note talks about these challenges and provides a helpful technique. P/N: 11410-01090

Application Note pdf 975.1 KB Version: A 25/09/2018

How to Make PIM over CPRI Measurements With a BTS Master MT8220T Base Station Analyzer Application Note

PIM over CPRI is Anritsu's new patented technology that enables users to make PIM measurements on a live system at ground level by monitoring regular LTE traffic carried by an optical fiber connection. By tapping into the CPRI data on the downlink and uplink between the remote radio head (RRH) and baseband unit (BBU), the BTS Master MT8220T base station analyzer can calculate the PIM desensitization of the LTE uplink. P/N: 11410-01078

Application Note pdf 3.0 MB Version: A 21/08/2018

1914.3 (RoE) and eCPRI Transport Testing

This document describes the configuration and characteristics of the 5G mobile network and its measurement.

Application Note pdf 585.9 KB 17/07/2018

PCI-Express Generation 4 RX Test Solution

This article outlines Anritsu’s PCI-Express Gen4 RX Test Solution, test procedures, and precautions.

Application Note pdf 2.0 MB 13/06/2018

Best Practical Jitter Tolerance Testing with MP1900A

The recent improvement to semiconductor device performance has seen bit rates of 28 Gbps become commonplace. As a result, accurate evaluation of device characteristics requires testing by injecting multiple types of jitter on the device under test (DUT). This Application Note explains each type of jitter, gives some guidance about measurements for complex jitter tests, and describes some concrete examples of jitter tolerance measurements using the Anritsu MP1900A.

Application Note pdf 1.1 MB 17/04/2018

Understanding IBW In-Building Wireless: DAS to Small Cells Application Note

The purpose of an in-building wireless (IBW) system is to provide enhanced network coverage and/or capacity when the existing macro network is not able to adequately service the demand. Coverage may be poor due to high penetration losses caused by the building structure or due to low emissivity glass installed to improve the thermal performance of the building. In dense urban environments, adjacent buildings may create an RF barrier that blocks coverage from nearby macro sites. Tall buildings typically have poor coverage on upper floors since macro site antennas, many floors below, are specifically designed to suppress energy radiating above the horizon. Capacity may be an issue in venues such as stadiums, coliseums and convention centers where many thousands of users may be trying to simultaneously access the network.

Application Note pdf 1.8 MB Version: C 28/03/2018

Upgrading the MT8870A Firmware

This application note explains how to upgrade the MT8870A firmware. The firmware is upgraded using the MX887900A Utility Tool. The Utility Tool is supplied on the DVD and must be installed separately from the main CombiView installation.

Application Note pdf 682.5 KB 22/03/2018

High-Speed PAM Signal Generation and BER Measurements

Instead of transferring 1 bit information using two values of 1 or 0 in one time slot like NRZ, the PAM4 signal transfers 2 bits information using four values in one time slot. Although PAM has dual advantages of aintaining the signal bit rate while increasing the data transfer capacity it has the disadvantage of simultaneously minimizing voltage level differences for each signal in one time slot, causing a degraded signal to noise ratio (SNR). This Application Note explains generation of PAM signals with the above characteristics as well as the relative BER measurement method.

Application Note pdf 1.7 MB 20/02/2018

Electrical-to-Optical and Optical-to-Electrical (E/O and O/E) converter measurements

As fiber and free-space optical communication bandwidths increase, the need for very high speed optical modulators and detectors has also increased. The frequency response characterization of these electrical-to optical (E/O, modulators sometimes integrated with lasers) and optical-to-electrical (O/E, photo detectors and receivers) converters can be important in terms of such parameters as bandwidth, flatness, phase linearity and group delay.

Application Note pdf 5.8 MB Version: D 6/02/2018

Electro-Optical Measurements using Anritsu VNAs

This paper presents an accurate, flexible and cost-effective technique to conduct electro-optical testing on fiber optic components, such as laser modulators and photodiodes, using VNAs. The simplicity of Anritsu’s MN4765B O/E calibration modules allows highly accurate, vector-error-corrected and stable measurements with the full line of Anritsu VNAs.

Application Note pdf 646.0 KB Version: B 6/02/2018

Simplified Network Testing with Auto Discovery and In-Band Control

This note describes how the Network Master Pro Auto Discovery feature discovers other remote Network Master Pro units on the network, and use of the In-Band Control feature to control and adjust discovered remote units.

Application Note pdf 577.4 KB 10/01/2018

Digitizer Applications Using High-Performance Signal Analyzer

This Application Note explains how to cut development and manufacturing time and costs by combining the Signal Analyzer MS2850A with a dedicated data-transfer interface for high-speed transfer of large amounts of digitized data captured over long time periods. It also explains the excellent performance of the MS2850A as a single port digitizer for RF / microwave signals.

Application Note pdf 1.1 MB 8/11/2017

OTN – What’s Important to Test

It is becoming increasingly important to complete testing on the OTN (Optical Transport Network) at different layers and levels to ensure the underlying transport layer is performing correctly. This is necessary to ensure upper layers can transport their payload without causing any network errors. As modern operators move OTN closer to customers, all ODU (Optical channel Data Unit) layers must be tested to ensure the circuit delivers or exceeds “five 9s” performance.

Application Note pdf 738.0 KB 27/10/2017

OTN – Advance Testing and Dividing the Network

As operators migrate from legacy (SDH/SONET/PDH/DSn) networks to the current or future (10 GigE/1 GigE, MPLS-TP/PBB-TE) networks, today's test equipment must be able to test OTN (Optical Transport Network) as well as legacy and future networks running over OTN. Operators’ Metro to Core networks are evolving and must support all technologies both future and legacy. Testing these networks must confirm the "five 9s" performance on the OTN layer as well as from the Access to Core network—the focus of this Application Note.

Application Note pdf 572.2 KB 27/10/2017

802.11ad Testing with the Spectrum Master MS2760A Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer

Until recently, one of the only options available to engineers for making spectrum analysis measurements at mmWave frequencies required using external harmonic mixers to downconvert signals into frequency ranges of available spectrum analyzers. These mixers can produce artifacts, making it difficult to distinguish between the behavior of the device under test (DUT) and the mixer. These artifacts can also add erroneous power to the signal, impacting the measurement. This is in addition to the already reduced amplitude sensitivity, frequency accuracy/stability, and the increased cost of adding the mixer. The Spectrum Master MS2760A does not use harmonic mixers in order to reach the required frequencies. By utilizing Anritsu's patented non-linear transmission line (NLTL) technology, it is capable of performing single sweep coverage from 9 kHz up to 110 GHz (model dependent). As a result, the Spectrum Master MS2760A provides a cleaner response in the mmWave bands.

Application Note pdf 3.8 MB Version: A 25/10/2017

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Signal Quality Analyzer -R Control Software

It is an installer to install the Signal Quality Analyzer-R Control Software.
Installer for the latest version.

MD5 : ffcdb5c8d5ebb9b5efd1d108d0ec8318

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 243.7 MB Version: 3.01.10 20/03/2019

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software

It is an installer to install the MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software.
Installer for the latest version.

MD5 : d8fa6d3b30bb9b6aebb38f4b73085291

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 64.7 MB Version: 3.07.12 20/03/2019

Firmware Update for the Spectrum Master MS271xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for the Spectrum Master MS2711E, MS2712E, and the MS2713E. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 75.0 MB Version: 3.40 12/03/2019

Firmware Update for the Cell Master MT821xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for the Cell Master MT8212E and MT8213E. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 75.0 MB Version: 3.40 12/03/2019

Firmware Revision History for the MS271xE and MT821xE

Firmware release history for the Spectrum Master MS2711E, MS2712E and MS2713E handheld spectrum analyzer Family. Also includes the history for the Cell Master MT8212E and MT8213E

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 928.4 KB Version: 3.40 12/03/2019

Firmware Update for the Site Master S33xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 61.8 MB Version: 3.40 12/03/2019

Firmware Update for the Site Master S36xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 61.8 MB Version: 3.40 12/03/2019

Firmware Revision History for the S33xE and S36xE

Firmware release history for the Site Master S331E, S332E, S361E, and S362E Cable and Antenna Analyzers.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 572.9 KB Version: 3.40 12/03/2019

MS4640B VectorStar Application (Software and DSP Firmware)

Unzip the downloaded file into a flash drive. Important: New software installation instructions are included. Please be sure to read the "VectorStar How To Install" document before installing.

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 511.8 MB Version: 2019.2.1 8/03/2019

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 7/03/2019

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 7/03/2019

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 7/03/2019

MS269xA Software

Measurement software for MS269xA series (login, password is required.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 7/03/2019

Software Download Service

You can download a product firmware that you have and the latest related software. (The product registration of this service is necessary to use this download service.)

Drivers, Software Downloads 6/03/2019

Software Update MT8852B Firmware version 5.00.015

MT8852B Firmware Version 5.00.015

MD5 : 4583c6c8bb21d77a117949ca60a743e8

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 4.4 MB Version: 5.00.015 5/03/2019

MS9740A Software

The files in the folder are as follows:
Software update files
Download manual
Release note
Operation Manual/v22.0
Remote Operation Manual/v12.0
SCPI Remote Operation Manual/v4.0
Labview Driver

MD5 : 5afa6cc110f335ca44946296256a20b9

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 27.2 MB Version: 1.06.02 4/03/2019

MX9085_Firmware_v102_E

Firmware and documents for MT9085A/B/C are contained in the zip file.

MD5 : 869f5c0a392562cf42a4cba68172a443

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 37.6 MB Version: v1.02 21/02/2019

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS202xC

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your MS2026C, MS2027C, and MS2028C Vector Network Analyzers. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 38.0 MB Version: 3.40 20/02/2019

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS203xC

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your MS2036C, MS2037C, and MS2038C Vector Network Analyzers. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 38.0 MB Version: 3.40 20/02/2019

Firmware Release History for the MS202xC and MS203xC

Firmware release history for the VNA Master MS2026C, MS2027C, MS2028C, MS2036C, MS2037C, and MS2038C Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 473.8 KB Version: 3.40 20/02/2019

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